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FREE – How To Build A Shed eBook included with every shed plans purchase.
Cost Effective – Our shed plans are designed to make your shed simple and inexpensive to build.
Easy To Build From – Professionally drawn with step by step instructions to show both an old pro or a first time framer how to build a shed. (see the plans example below).
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Materials List – Easily get bids and use the list numbering system to know what part goes where.
The 8×12 Colonial shed plans with porch include:
Architectural Details – With the New England charm of steep roofs, board and batten siding and a divided window the 8 x 12 Cape Cod shed with a porch will look good in any back yard.
7′-7″ wall height – This wall height allows you to either purchase pre-hung factory built doors or build home built doors.
Home Built Doors Plans – Easy to understand door building plans are included.
Multiple Roof Pitches – A steep main roof with a pitch of 10/12 and the porch roof with a pitch of 4/12 give this Cape Cod storage shed a functional and beautiful roof line.
5 Foundations – Skid, concrete slab, poured concrete pier, concrete block pier, precast pier.
Covered Porch – The front porch is 4′ deep and the width of the shed.
8×12 Colonial Shed Plans With a Porch Floor Plan
8×12 Cape Cod Shed Plans Include The Following:
Alternalte Options: There are seperate home built door plans so you can build your own door or use a pre built, pre-hung factory build door that is easy to install.
Materials List:The 8×12 Colonial shed plans with a porch come with a complete materials list that is broken down by parts of the shed.
5 Foundations: There are 5 different foundations are included in the plans; Wood skid, Concrete slab, Concrete Block Pier, Poured Concrete Pier and Precast pier.
Floor: 2×8 floor joists at 16″ on center with 3/4″ floor sheathing.
Walls Framing: 2×4 framing at 16″ on center with a double top plate, just like a home is framed.
Wall Height: The shed wall height is 7′-7″.
Doors: Our Cape Cod storage shed gives you the option of building your doors or purchasing factory built pre-hung doors. The single door is a 3068 door and the double doors are a 5068 set of doors.
Window: The plans call for a 2036 awning window (2′-0″ x 3′-6″). This is a standard window size that can be ordered from any window company.
Siding: Textured Plywood siding with 1-1/2″ battens at 12″ on center are shown on the plans. You may add or substitute other sidings such as cedar shingles or horizontal lap siding.
Roof: The roof is framed using 2×4’s to build the trusses. It is sheeted with 1/2″ O.S.B. The plans give you the dimensions and cut angles so you can build the roof rafters on the ground and then put them up on the top plates.
Roof Pitch: 10/12, this means that for every 10 inches of rise there is 12 inches of run horizontally. The roof pitch of the shed covered porch is 4/12.
Roof Overhang: 4″ on the front and back. 1″ on the gable ends.
Roofing = 25 year asphalt shingles.
Trim = 1×3 and 1×6 wood, masonite or cement trim materials are used to finish the corners, roof eves, facia, and door.
Floor Load: 50 pounds per square foot for framed floors. You don’t want your shed floor to feel spongy.
Roof Snow Load: 40 pounds per square foot. This is more than adequate for most areas. If you live in an area with a high snow load you should check with your local building department for your local snow load. Contact us and we can specify stronger roof framing.